Partial Visibility

Hi, Today is the Transgender Day of Visibility and despite the lockdown situation, Trans* folk are doing what they can to be more visible. In the spirit of honesty – not that I lie or deceive on YATGB 🙂 – I struggle with days like today. Sure, I run this blog, I try my best to be an ally at work, and there’s what I do to help out at Chameleons. Thinking on the latter, there’s the outreach work we do around that too. There are times when I feel I could do more. That I should be out, open about who I am, etc. But, if I take a pace back, I think that’s the guilt talking. Perhaps, like […]

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Staying in

Hi, So, how is lockdown going for you? I guess I should add a little more to that as some countries are enforcing it, some are suggesting it, and others, well, I’m not sure ignoring is wise. I guess we will see how those strategies all play out in the coming months! For me, and listening to the Ever Lovely Mrs J’s science view on things, the populist idea of “Oh, it’ll all blow over soon. Now back to work!” seems at best naïve, in reality… What? Dumb? Willfully ignorant? Uninformed? I am short on polite words to describe certain ‘leaders’ who behave in such a way. I cannot help but feel when a consensus of medical experts challenge you […]

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Uncommuting

Hi, First off, I hope that you and yours are all safe – no matter where you are or who you are. Today was the last school run for a bit and both kids are now at home. True also for Muggins here and the Ever Lovely Mrs J. Sadly, Mrs J is run down from a bad cold – no, not COVID, thankfully! – but other than that, we soldier on. How is the virus affecting us? Well, like a lot of families, there’s been the disruption to regular life due to folk panic buying. There are four of us in the house – two adults and two teens (of which one is man-sized plus, I should add, bless […]

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Prepared

Hi, Thursday was a small island of calm in a far busier than usual week. Due to the fall of some meetings, I decided to pop into town. I had a few things to do: banking, pick up some items for the Ever Lovely Mrs J’s Mother’s Day gifts from the kids, and I took a chance to get some new foundation. Town was very quiet – even for a working day – and the car park near the centre was far emptier than I was used to. It would be both a cliche and incorrect to say it was a ghost town, but parking was certainly a lot easier. So it is that the Coronavirus – and the preparations […]

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International Women’s Day

Hi, Happy International Women’s Day! This year’s theme is Equal for Equal and you can read about that here. An equal world is an enabled world. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality. I believe in equality and the difference it makes to our lives. Not just for the individual so that they are heard and part of something, but in as a team, a workforce, a society; we a richer through our combined and diverse strengths. As a person who occasionally wanders the world in female garb, but lives and works as a man, I am fascinated by this view of man or woman. I see […]

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